Sisters in Christ Awarded 2022 Chick-fil-A® True Inspiration Award™
Over the last 3 years the Community CareLink team has had the great pleasure of partnering with Sisters in Christ, a faith-based transitional living program that provides case management and social services support for families in Raytown, MO.
Using our technology, Sisters in Christ has standardized care, tracked out comes and worked with the community to address community needs, including substance use disorders, homelessness, mental illness, food insecurity and more.
Sisters in Christ also partners with the STRIVIN program funded by Jackson County COMBAT to provide support for families that have been referred from schools, police departments and other community-based programs when social service needs are identified.
Based on the quality of care they provide, it came as no surprise that Sisters in Christ was awarded the 2022 Chick-fil-A® True Inspiration Awards™ from Chick-fil-A, Inc. They were one of 34 national organizations — all of which serve communities of color or are Black-led — singled out for their work addressing issues related to education, hunger or homelessness.
In September a local Chick-fil-A Operator in Overland Park, KS, nominated Sisters in Christ for a regional True Inspiration Award and, after public voting, Sisters in Christ was a Top Category Winner in the Homelessness Category.
“We’re thrilled to receive this grant,” said Carolyn Whitney, founder, and CEO of Sisters in Christ. “Our long-term strategy to address the needs of Black women experiencing homelessness is to affect systemic change by transforming the housing, economic and mental health services landscape of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Our long-term strategy also involves fostering genuine sisterhood and creating opportunities for racial and cultural understanding of Black and minority groups in the Kansas City community.”